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Murray Newsletter - March 22, 2017

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Murray residents have a great service, being able to have most of their recyclables picked up at curbside every Tuesday morning, but sometimes there are items, such as special types of batteries, that are not permissable in our curbside pickup.  There is another option, though.

At Shadow Lake Shopping Center in Papillion, on the outside wall, to the left side of Wheatfield's door, is this large recycle sign (above) with a built-in drop-off bin. This drop-off is for small batteries only, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable. Vehicle batteries are NOT accepted here.

So keep on using your curbside totes for other recyclables, but instead of letting those old, dead batteries rattle around in the junk drawer or on the countertop, just take them along the next time you go shopping at Shadow Lake and drop them in the 'wall'.  



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Bats are creepy little critters and conjure up visions of spooky Halloweens and Count Dracula.  In reality, they're very important and valuable, because, by eating insects, they save U.S. farmers billions of dollars per year, helping immensely with 'organic' pest control.

For the past 10 years or so, these wonderous little creatures have been plagued by white-nose syndrome disease, that has killed about 6 million bats since its discovery along the eastern U.S.  The disease has now reached Nebraska.  If you see any of these diseased bats, please contact Nebraska Game and Parks.

Learn more here.



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If you have a few items you no longer want or need, please consider donating them to the Murray Freedom Festival fundraiser rummage sale.  Items must be in good, clean condition and, please, no tv's, computers or clothes.  Proceeds will go to help offset expenses for Murray's 4th of July celebration this summer.  Thank you!!

Call Pat at 402-235-2926 for details.



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Murray Village Full-time Permanent Maintenance Position

The Village of Murray, Nebraska is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Full-time Maintenance operator. This position is for a 40 hour week with overtime as needed. Duties required: operate and maintain all village equipment and tools as necessary, install and read water meters, maintain water shut-offs, meters; assist with water/sewer main breaks, operation and maintenance of one lift station, maintain streets and parks, all other duties as required. Applicant must be willing to complete a general maintenance aptitude test, physical exam, drug test and criminal background check. Applicant will be required to complete Grade IV water operator certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should apply in person at Murray Town Hall, 106 West Main Street, Murray, Nebraska 68409. Normal business hours are Tuesday thru Thursday from 8:00 – 4:30.



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All sale participants join together to pay for advertising and maps.
Contact Pat, 402-235-2926, to get signed-up.



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The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017.






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Hunger is an evil thing. Without enough good food, you can't think clearly, your immune system becomes compromised and you can become sick more often.  With Spring now here, they also need lighter clothing, shorts, short-sleeved shirts and tops, sundresses, etc.

When you donate to the Conestoga Backpack Program, the school staff sends food, hygiene and clean clothes home with more than 30 needy kids.  

You may donate items at any time through MayThere is a container at Cornerstone Bank, you may take items to Conestoga Elementary School, or call Jill, 402-660-3543, and she'll arrange to have your items picked up at your home.

It's easy to help.  Each time you go to the grocery store, just pick up one extra item for the kids.

*Suggested food items should be somewhat easy for small children to open and prepare:

*Canned Goods,*Granola Bars,*Cereal,*Cereal Bars,*Mac & Cheese,*Tuna or chicken salad with crackers,*Fruit Cups, Bar Soap, Toothpaste/toothbrush, Shampoo/Conditioner, Clothes/Coats  




Murray's Planning Commission is currently inactive due to lack of members.  If you are interested in being a member of the Murray Planning Commission, and live within one mile of Murray, please contact the clerk at 402-235-2119 for more information.



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2017 03 22 Dairy Sweet

On the west end of Weeping Water, Nebraska, at 14920 Weeping Water Road, (State Spur 13K, West 'H' St.), is a gem of this little community.

The Dairy Sweet, open 7 days a week, has served-up tasty treats for many, many years from the small, concrete block building, that sits on the west edge of the baseball parks and north of City Pond. Delicious homemade soups are made daily and there's a wide-ranging menu that can be topped-off with a piece of homemade pie, too - if you have room for it! You may also call in your order and pick it up at the outside window at the front of the building.

If you can't wait for all the garage sales to start, in the little 'back room' of the Dairy Sweet is, as they call it, a year-round 'garage sale'. Consignees bring in items to sell and we've actually found some pretty cool things there.

So, stop in for a bite to eat, friendly service, and a look around the garage sale. You never know what you might find!


Monday ~ Saturday, 11 am - 7:30 pm
Sundays, Noon ~7:30

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2017 03 22 LOFTE IMPROV

Lofte Players are State Champions!

Manley, NE (March 20, 2017) - This past summer the Lofte Community Theatre entered Nebraska’s one-act play contest. “Shakespeare’s a D#@k,” is a competition piece by Mark Kenneally about a redneck who wakes up after a heavy night of boozing to find that he can only speak in Shakespearian verse. Directed by Allison Bauers of Louisville, the cast and crew took home several awards including State Champion, Best Supporting Actress (Silvia Conley), Best Supporting Actor (Doug Rothgeb) and Best Set Design (Nick Haussler).

The Lofte production has now qualified to compete in the Region V American Association of Community Theaters Festival being held April 27-30 in Brainerd, MN. There, the Lofte will compete against seven other theaters including the best from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota. Winners of that competition will advance to the National competition being held in June.

The Lofte is currently undergoing a fundraising campaign to raise capital to offset travel and competition expenses. To donate, please contact the box office at 402.234.2553 or visit their GoFundMe page.

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Pictured Above: Nick Haussler Jeni Leversee, Silvia Conley, Melinda Mead, Allison Bauers, Patricia Heather, Doug Rothgeb, Eric Green and Larry Bauers.



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March 25 - Kathy Dovel & Friends

* FREE, 2 p.m., SUNDAY, April 9 ,
Palm Sunday Gospel Music Show, anybody can join in.  Just bring an instrument and your favorite gospel music.    *(See note below about monthly jam session.)

April 15 - Ken Brinton & Friends

April 29 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

May 13 - Rayne Magill & Friends

May 27 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band

June 10 -Rick & Harriette Andersen & Jackie Shewey

June 24 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

July 8 - Dirty River Ramblers

July 22 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 5 - George Pierce & Friends

August 19 - Almost Good, John & Bonnie Stephens

September 2 - Jamie Williams & Friends

September 16 - Irish Donahoo & Ty Seeger

September 30 -Fred Larson & Friends

October 14 - Anniversary Show

October 28 - Larry Hansen & Friends

November 11 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 25 - Plum Tuckered

December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians

* Due to the 2nd Sunday in April being Palm Sunday, our monthly
jam session is being moved up one week to April 2nd.



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Plattsmouth Adult Education
Adds Job Skills and New Class Times

Plattsmouth Community School District Adult Education begins its 40th year with a new focus on College and Career Readiness. The Federal Government has charged all adult education programs with preparing students for college and the workplace. Plattsmouth is stepping up. PCSD will integrate job search, workplace skills, and college preparation into its GED, English language, and Adult Basic Education courses.

To meet this challenge, an additional class session is being offered on Thursday mornings.
Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the public school year at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the PACE Center, 15508 2nd Ave. The PACE Center is located across from the high school to the west.

Please call Tallie VanWesten, program director, at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315 for information.

New students may begin during any class period by arriving a few minutes early. You will be very welcome.


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The following is an employment opportunity available to older adults in Cass County.

Experience Works is a national, non-profit organization funded by the US Dept of Labor to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which assists people 55 and older in getting updated training to assist in returning to the workforce. This is a federally funded program and offers a no-cost employment service to older adults who qualify.
Once accepted into the program, individuals are placed in a training site in or near their community, where they gain on the job experience while working 20-21 hours/week at $8/hour.
We also help with skill assessments, computer training, resumes, cover letters, job search, etc.
The goal is that through the training and job search assistance we gain help older adults gain good jobs in or around their communities.

Stephanie Mahony
Employment and Training Coordinator
Experience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-441-1654
Fax: 402-441-6038
Nebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526

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